Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort

Jun 28, 2017

LAst Resort is the 10th anthology from the award-winning crime writers’ association Sisters in Crime. This next assemblage is 16 stories about “the misdeeds and downfalls of characters drawn to the cultural panoply that is Los Angeles.”

Editors Matt Coyle and Patricia Smiley lead a town hall-type discussion on July 8 dissecting the inspiration behind each story and “why the City of Angels makes a perfect backdrop for mystery and crime fiction.”

Authors in attendance:
Avril Adams, GB Pool, Paula Bernstein, Lynne Bronstein, Stephen Buehler, Sarah M. Chen, Anne David, Gay Degani, LH Dillman, Wrona Gall, Cyndra Gernet, Georgia Jeffries, Melinda Loomis, Laurie Stevens, Wendall Thomas, Mae Woods.

The sun-kissed city of high hopes and second chances, where everyone seems to be from somewhere else. A siren’s call to dreamers, misfits, mystics and freaks, lost souls and purveyors of sin. They roll in on their last tank of gas, their suitcases bulging with secrets of pasts better forgotten. They stay for a few days, a month, a year, a lifetime. The determined and the desperate, careening and colliding toward trouble, and their last resort. (Official text)

From bestselling author Michael Connelly’s introduction: “This is a collection of stories of desperate characters drawn to the city that is the life blood of the second chance, but which offers only an unsteady ground where anything can happen.”


LAst Resort Author Discussion
Saturday, July 8th at 4 p.m.
Vroman’s, 693 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Free event
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Or call 1.626.449.5320





1 Response for “Sisters in Crime: LAst Resort”

  1. The authors will each read a snippet from their story to give the audience a taste of this delicious mayhem. Short stories are like appetizers – some sweet, some tangy, some with a bite.



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